Nigeria's Kano Sets Pace With Dry Dock for Landlocked Countries

Landlocked nations such as Niger Republic, northern Cameroon, Chad and parts of the Sahel, will have an easier time moving goods through road and rail, thanks to Nigeria's Kano State being declared a dry dock, according to the CEO of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Hassan Bello. Over U.S.$6,2 million has been spent on infrastructure. Bello said: "Nigeria has to get ready to receive and utilise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA), which is expected to expand the size of the African economy by U.S.$29 trillion in 2050, cover more than 1.2 billion people across 54 countries and generate over U.S.$3 billion in GDP." Dry dock developments will enable shippers to import and export without having to travel to Lagos seaports or other seaports for the process.

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